Better late then never…and last but not AT ALL least…let’s talk about our production master….Mary Beth. This summer and continuing into the fall, EOH took on a whole new dynamic as we added quite a few members to our company. Each of these women had unique gifts that allowed them to contribute to our team as a whole. We are so grateful to be advocates and learners of each other’s talents, and as such, we want to share a little bit about the hearts, drives, and passions of those behind the scenes at EOH. So, let’s meet and greet EOH’s humble and helpful assistant, Mary Beth Mebane.
Mary Beth has a servant-heart, one that looks for opportunities to assist, explore, and progress a process or opportunity. She is an amazing cheerleader, standing on the sidelines of Emily O. Holmes, and even doing a bit of the grunt work when it comes to your party invitations. She is a participant in the final product that is stuck into the mailbox, arriving with a bow and lots of love. She helps us include the tiniest details in order to make the whole picture feel complete. We are so grateful for her heart and attention to detail. We loved stepping into her home and snapping a few pictures to help draw out the full picture of Mary Beth Mebane.
What is your role here at EOH Custom Paper Lovelies?
My role here at EOH is primarily production—meaning that I see to the physical assembly of the custom paper lovelies that Emily designs. Everything from pasting watercolored envelope liners to wax-sealing monogrammed invitations to stamping-n-sealing-shipping is my day to day work. I also have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of talented calligraphers & wedding planners–and, of course, with the immensely gifted Emily herself.
What is your biggest passion in life?
One of my biggest passions in life is cultivating beauty & celebrating milestones in people’s lives. EOH allows me a unique avenue for participating in some of folks’ most important moments—a graduation, a new marriage, a first child. It’s a privilege to lend a little loveliness to these occasions by crafting the cards that help make these days memorable.
What would the “perfect” day look like for you?
The perfect day would begin with a slow morning—all cozied up in a sweater drinking coffee on my back porch. A full day of romping with best buds in the crisp fall air, followed by a lovely (& lengthy) dinner just before a big city festival of some kind—Shakespeare in the Park, a Hot Air Balloon Glow, Food Truck Fridays, swing dancing, an international festival—so long as its got gobs of people, I’m there! The evening would end with a nightcap around a fire pit with a few of my dearest friends.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned this past year?
Bloom where you’re planted—that’s probably among the top lessons that I’ve learned this past year. As a first year transplant to Nashville, putting down new roots can be hard—especially when you’ve just ripped up deep ones in another place, with other people, other sights, sounds, smells of home…But growing in gratitude for the imperfect, incomplete seedling forms of new friendships in a new city has made this place feel more like home. I’m thankful for the people who have stuck with me in the messy days & weeks (when I have been anything but grateful), continuing to help me blossom here.
What is one word that describes your personality?
Idealistic dreamer (sometimes to a fault)
Thanks so much for meeting and greeting our newest EOH team member. We are so thankful to share Mary Beth with you for a bit! Stay tuned for more introductions, so you can get to know more of the wonderful people at Team EOH.
Photos Courtesy of Jocelyn Youngdahl